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dae·mon

 (dē′mən)
n.
1. Chiefly British Variant of demon.
2. Variant of daimon.
3. Computers A program or process that runs in the background but remains inactive until invoked.

[Sense 3, after Maxwell's demon (from the creature's constant monitoring of gas molecules going in and out of an aperture ).]

dae·mon′ic (-mŏn′ĭk) adj.

daemon

(ˈdiːmən) or

daimon

n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) a demigod
2. the guardian spirit of a place or person
3. a variant spelling of demon3
daemonic adj

dai•mon

(ˈdaɪ moʊn) also daemon,

n., pl. -mo•nes (-məˌniz) -mons.
a divinity or a manifestation of divine power in ancient Greek belief.
[< Latin daemōn a spirit < Greek daímōn a deity]
dai•mon′ic (-ˈmɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daemon - an evil supernatural beingdaemon - an evil supernatural being    
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
incubus - a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
succuba, succubus - a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
dibbuk, dybbuk - (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
2.daemon - a person who is part mortal and part god
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
Adonis - (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone; "when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite"
Translations
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daemon

[ˈdiːmən] Ndemonio m
References in classic literature ?
Then he is apprised, with wonder, what herds of daemons hem him in.
Over everything stands its daemon or soul, and, as the form of the thing is reflected by the eye, so the soul of the thing is reflected by a melody.
A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life.
Norris, instead of having comfort from either, was but the more irritated by the sight of the person whom, in the blindness of her anger, she could have charged as the daemon of the piece.
"By the bones of the Daemon Odin," said he, "thou art the boldest-spoken man that ever I have seen in all my life.
Hellanicus and Cleanthes say his father was Maeon, but Eugaeon says Meles; Callicles is for Mnesagoras, Democritus of Troezen for Daemon, a merchant-trader.
This glossy adaptation of Deborah Harkness' tale of daemons, vampires and witches plays out like a more mature, easier to handle Twilight.
This technical yet accessible work centers on internet daemons, defined here as automated, autonomous programs that use the internetAEs infrastructure and the devices that people use to access the internet.
The Edinburgh-born performer is part of a star cast including Watchmen and Downton Abbey's Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Owen Teale, Alex Kingston and Trevor Eve in a show about how the conflict and unions between witches, vampires and daemons operates in the modern world.
Under the name Elves and Daemons -- Tales and Sounds from Ireland, Marina Katsari, David Faure Brac, Christine Giraud, Vaggelis Gettos and Evagoras Bekiaris will put on a unique Irish musical storytelling experience in a venue that is just right to flirt with the imagination.
To address the complexities of his study, Escobedo reconsiders the much-studied link between personification and daemons. Through classical and Renaissance critical texts, he establishes that daemonism creates an energizing transaction between subject and external landscape.
Dust, which Pullman describes as an "analogy of consciousness," really drove Lyra's story In her world, as in Malcolm's, humans are accompanied by daemons, the animal embodiment of themselves.